If you’re living in Decatur, Georgia and haven’t received a letter that you’ve been expecting — this may be why.
A woman videotaped a US Postal Service worker earlier this week dumping bin after bin of mail in the woods behind her subdivision.
“I sat there and recorded for about 5 minutes. And he continued to just grab more mail and continued to just toss it over the fence,” Kellie Campbell told CNN affiliate WSB. Campbell said the man even took a short break to rest before finishing and driving off.
The postal service sent five investigators over to pick up the discarded mail Wednesday. It took them more than two hours to get it all out of the woods. The USPS has started an investigation. An investigation into the matter has already been started by the USPS.
“The postal service condemns, in the strongest possible sense, behavior that jeopardizes the security and sanctity of the US mail or threatens to tarnish the reputation and high level of trust that the vast majority of our employees work so hard to uphold,” the USPS said in a statement to WSB.
The postal service says it thinks the man in the video is a part-time employee of the agency. Residents, who say they’ve missed getting important pieces of mail in the past, were ticked off.
“That’s where my mail at, down in that hole down there in the woods,” resident Johnnie Lanier said. “I think that was very disrespectful.”
The postal service says the recovered mail will be delivered to residents as soon as possible.